Marty MacKay, DMCP

Regional President

Marty MacKay, DMCP

Regional President

Get to know Marty…

Throughout the global team, you’re known for: The go-to person for the questions: “Do you happen to know?” “Do you know someone who knows?” and “Do you remember when?” Yes, yes and let me think.

Meeting or event experience you’ll never forget: Creating a ‘first’ for well- traveled clients. During our Hosts Global Forum, the clients were the first to stay in the site hotel. Another memorable experience, was on a site inspection with the Lord Mayor of the respective city. They offered for me to try on their ceremonial chain. Of course, I said yes. I later  found out it was insured for $2 million!  

The one secret in my own city that I’m willing to share… Visiting so many cities throughout the year, my tip is to touch base with a colleague or friend you know in the destination you are traveling. Chances are, they’ll have a local secret to share.

Marty has spent her entire career mastering the event world. Her professional background began on the client side, where she learned the event business from the ground up while working at a leading fortune 500 company. From there, she took her experience as a client and transitioned to running multiple DMC locations in the mid-Atlantic. In 2013 she joined Hosts Global, where she has more than doubled the size of the global alliance of DMCs and introduced best practices and standards across the membership. Marty is the 2018-2019 president of ADMEI and leader in the hospitality industry’s focus to drive emergency preparedness and GDPR preparation.

Outside of the office, Marty spends her time with her two girls and two dogs, and occasional foster dogs as well. She loves to cook and entertain friends and family in her home.

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